Dianne Vella-Brodrick | Director, Centre For Wellbeing Science
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Director, Centre For Wellbeing Science, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Dianne holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology and is Director at the Centre for Wellbeing Science at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She is a registered psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Health Psychologists. Dianne’s research interests include the development and evaluation of well-being programs, particularly in the areas of positive education and performance optimisation. She specialises in innovative mixed method designs which utilise the latest technology, experience sampling method and biological indices of well-being. Dianne has been involved in the development of numerous well-being measures and programs including the Wuzzup and MoodPrism apps, the Wellbeing Profiler and more recently she founded the Bio-Dash wellbeing and optimal performance program.


Day 1 @ 15:20

Ed Tech to enhance school-based wellbeing education: Strengths and limitations

This presentation will outline:

  • Steps involved in the online conversion of a face-to-face wellbeing program that focusses on the mind-body connection.
  • Key findings arising from discovery sessions held with staff and students from government and independent schools during and following the online conversion of this newly developed wellbeing program. 
  • The challenges involved in incorporating the use of personalised biofeedback into the program. 
  • Initiatives implemented to ensure that the online program was youth friendly and engaging, and could be flexibly delivered within the curriculum by school staff without any specialised wellbeing knowledge. 
  • Key take aways - technology matters to young people when learning about wellbeing, particularly if it aids their self-knowledge by making wellbeing education more tangible and personalised. 
last published: 08/Jun/23 03:25 GMT

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